• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Specialisation code AHCS-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Art History and Curatorial Studies Specialisation

We offer a specialisation in Art History and Curatorial Studies to give you an introductory understanding of the area that is also a pathway to a Masters degree in the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
    1. differentiate and critique the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of diverse periods, styles, and methods in Art History;
    2. closely analyse individual works of art, and interpret and communicate ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences using disciplinary language and conventions;
    3. construct linkages between the study of Art History and the practicalities of curating; and
    4. undertake independent research.
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    This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

    24 units from completion of the following course(s):

    Code Title Units
    ARTH6004 City Sites: studies in art and urbanity 6
    ARTH6043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000 6
    ARTH6044 Art and Its Context: Materials Techniques Display 6
    ARTH6045 Curatorship Theory and Practice 12
    ARTH6050 Photography and Art 6
    ARTH6052 Art of the Modern Print 6
    ARTH6056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation 6
    ARTH6057 The Art and Politics of Collecting 12
    ARTH6059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Continuity and Change 6
    ARTH6061 Postmodern Sublime 6
    ARTH6080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815 6
    ARTH6081 Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815 12
    ARTH6082 Art, War and Conflict 6
    ARTH6093 Post-Colonial Discourses in Australian Art 6
    ARTH6097 Victorian and Edwardian Art: Australia and Europe 1837-1914 6
    ARTH6104 Asian Art In-Country 12
    ARTH6160 Cartographies: Art Exploration and Knowledge 6
    ARTH6161 Contemporary Australian Art 6
    ARTH6162 Cyberculture 6
    ARTH6163 Memory 6
    ARTH6164 Theories of the Object 6
    ARTH6165 Theories of the Image 6
    ARTH6167 Issues in Contemporary Craft and Design 6
    ARTH6168 Renaissance and Baroque Art 6
    ARTH6169 Introducing Asian Modernisms 6
    ARTH6170 Contemporary Asian Art 6
    ARTH6171 Costume, Fashion and Visual Culture 6
    ARTH6598 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 6
    ARTH8020 Arguing Objects 6
    ARTH8021 Writing About Art and Creative Practice 6
    ARTH8022 Points of View: Independent Creative Art and Media Practice 6
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